Bombshell: American Diplomats In Libya Made Repeated Requests For Security – But Were Denied

American diplomats serving in Benghazi made repeated requests for security this past year but were denied.

The information came from individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya and House Oversight Committee leaders included this information in their report today. The House Oversight Committee letter lists 13 attacks Libyan and incidents in the six months prior to the murder of Ambassador Stevens.

The House Oversight Committee also released photos of the badly damaged vehicle from the June attempt to assassinate the British Ambassador.

The AP reported:

American diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security for the consulate in Benghazi and were turned down by officials in Washington, leaders of a House committee said Tuesday.

In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chairman Darrell Issa and Rep. Jason Chaffetz said their information came from “individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya.”

Issa, R-Calif. and Chaffetz, R-Utah said the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months before Sept. 11.

The lawmakers said they plan a hearing on Oct. 10. They asked Clinton whether the State Department was aware of the previous incidents, and whether the level of security that was provided to the U.S. mission met the security threat, and how the department responded to requests for more security.

Referring to the Sept. 11 attacks, the letter said, “It was clearly never, as administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest.”

The State Department has declined to answer questions about whether extra security was sought by officials in Benghazi ahead of the Sept. 11 attack. Clinton did, however, discuss security on Sept. 18, when asked whether measures were appropriate.

“Let me assure you that our security in Benghazi included a unit of host government security forces, as well as a local guard force of the kind that we rely on in many places around the world,” she said.

“In addition to the security outside the compound, we relied on a wall and a robust security presence inside the compound. And with all of our missions overseas, in advance of September 11th, as is done every year, we did an evaluation on threat streams. And the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has said we had no actionable intelligence that an attack on our post in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

She added that diplomats “engage in dangerous work, and it’s the nature of diplomacy in fragile societies and conflict zones to be aware of the necessity for security but to also continue the important diplomatic work that has to go on.

White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to comment on House Republicans’ assertions that Libyan mission requested security before 9-11.

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  • Adirondack Patriot

    Just like the Army’s request for armored vehicles in Mogadishu in the “Blackhawk Down” incident.


    But we can give $450 million to the Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt. That we can afford.

  • Bill Mitchell

    And the media collectively yawns.

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  • mcnorman

    How can they look these families in the eye knowing that they betrayed their loved ones?

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  • Robodog7

    We could use Wikileaks about now.

  • pink tie Republican

    Of course, they were denied. We have to show the Libyan terrorists we respect tham and are their friends, otherwise they might, well, they might attack and kill our people!

  • l.barney

    Of course Carney the carney/huckster would not comment, after all, he is Obama’s man!

    insensitive lout!

  • Joanne

    It should be pretty clear that the Obama administration doesn’t care about the lives of those who serve the U.S. in any capacity. A dead American is just another bump in the road to them.

  • aGrimm

    Hillary: “Let me assure you that our security in Benghazi included a unit of host government security forces, as well as a local guard force of the kind that we rely on in many places around the world, like those vicious hot spots of FINLAND and CANADA where this policy works well.” she said.

    Clarified it for her.

  • I cannot imagine the horror these families are going through…

  • bg


    September 14, 2012

    [Obama administration warned of possible
    attacks, but failed to take precautions

    [Sources close to U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration revealed that White House officials apparently received warnings that there were threats made to attack as many as seven U.S. missions in the Middle East, on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as early as September 4. Sources also revealed that additional warnings were received a few days later, with similar information, but that all of the warnings were largely ignored by the administration. Normally when such warnings are received by the administration, the threat level is raised at U.S. installations around the world. At this point, there is no evidence that the Obama administration communicated the warnings with Consular officials in Libya or Egypt in advance of attacks that took place Monday in Benghazi, Libya and Cairo, Egypt, leaving the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead, with eight others wounded, including some U.S. military personnel.]

    more at link, in connecting links and threads..

    Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith

    still haven’t heard mention of the deceased “bumps in
    the road” via the MSM or Obama or Clinton, anyone??

    scroll for a bit more here & here & here, and there’s still much more..


  • FurryGuy

    Absolutely no wonder why Barry’s campaign is so eagerly pushing social issues. If the truth of the utter incompetence, domestic and foreign policy, of the entire administration were to leak out to independent voters there would be no question of 2012 being a replay of Carter’s 1980 defeat.

    Alas and alack, the American Pravda propaganda complex known as the MSM is actively campaigning for the (D).

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Obama lied Americans died.

    Hillary lied Americans died.

    Holder lied Americans died.

    Napolitano lied Americans died.

  • Militant Catholic

    Someone needs to get President Jay Z and First Lady Beyonce on the phone and find out what really happened in Libya.

  • Finncrisp

    The plot thickens. We have an incompetant Administration getting our people killed and making no apology for it. These people are cold and will stop at NOTHING to remain in control of our lives. 35 days , and we can end it? Are you in?

    There is no limit to the depths this administration will stoop to, or bow to for that matter. As long as the process weakens America, it is just fine with them.

  • democraps suck

    Obozo pays his mooslime brothers to kill Americans and goes to bed at night smiling knowing he is destroying this country….when he steals the election wait until our first and second amendment rights are gone…then there will be a civil war

  • kato

    A little light has made the subprimers at the White House go into hiding. Just like cockroaches.

    (Or as the great TC says: “Cockaroachas.”)

  • blackbush666

    The animals in this administration are no different from the ones that killed our ambassador.

  • Flintstone F.

    It’s getting way too big to continue to sweep under the rug.

    Obama and press are running out of things to hide behind.

    The entire country will be watching DU tomorrow. I hope Romney takes the time to highlight some questions about this most serious situation of a terrorist attack on our embassy and a cover up. Obama will be without a teleprompter. Great opportunity.

    Obama and Clinton are directly responsible for the deaths of 4 Americans. Chris, Tyrone, Glenn and Sean deserve better than a couple of inhuman political ideologues, trying to cover their asses during an election campaign.

  • The more I read about this and the more it dawns on me just how truly negligent and disinterested this administration is in ANYTHING other than campaigning, the more furious I get.

    Watch this great video, Obama Detached, that says it all… and repost it!!!

    – shy

  • bg


    re: #12 – page 1 October 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm bg

    September 13, 2012

    “Chris Stevens was a friend to all Libyan people”

    Libya: 4 arrested over coordinated attack against U.S.

    [Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American were killed in the
    consulate during the initial violence, as plainclothes Libyan security
    were evacuating the consulate’s staff to the safe house about a mile
    away, el-Sharef said. The second assault took place several hours
    later and targeted the safe house – a villa inside the grounds of the
    city’s equestrian club – killing two Americans and wounding a number
    of Libyans and Americans.

    A Libyan security guard who tried to defend the compound but was
    wounded in the attack told CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata
    it had the marks of a planned attack.

    “It was a set up,” he said. “They were armed with automatic weapons.
    Some had their faces covered and wore flak jackets. It felt like there
    were hundreds of hundreds of them.”]

    September 20, 2012

    Obama Politicizes The Sacrifices Of The SEALs—Again

    [The White House claims two ex-SEALs killed in Libya were inept security
    guards. The truth? They volunteered for duty and died heroes. But that
    doesn’t serve an Obama political purpose, now does it?


    “Woods and Doherty weren’t part of the detail, nor were they
    personally responsible for the ambassador’s security, but they
    stepped into the breach when the attacks occurred and their
    actions saved the lives of others,” an unnamed U.S. official told
    the Washington Guardian.

    So as the consulate was pummeled with mortar fire from an
    organized al-Qaida terrorist attack, the two men, with no
    preparation and no ground intelligence, just plain stepped
    forward without any obligation to do so, and died defending
    the U.S. after the non-U.S. contractors who were paid to do
    that ran away.

    Such information ought to get out, because these men died
    heroes. They didn’t have to be there, but they went anyway
    defending against a terrorist attack that can only be compared
    to the Alamo.]

    scroll thread for more..


  • owl

    At least we now know ONE of the reasons Obama promoted the invisible movie even at his UN speech.

    “It is under investigation” is their stock and trade. Run the clock out.

    So who allowed the above to happen for almost 4 years?

    You know, if they had to get naked and run through the streets, our ELECTED voices could have stopped some of what they have allowed Obama to do. He is still busy. Hear about the islands, the new UN thingie on the guns, breaking the law on all that money going to IL for prison (Gitmo prisoners anyone???) on and on………..

    Obama is breaking the law in their faces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They could still get NAKED and run through the streets and FORCE the Scoopers out of The Silence and stop some of this crap. Little letters just do not cut it with me anymore.

    The masses do not know all this. It is not fair to blame them because how could they?

    I am pointing at the ONE group of government that does have the power to at least FORCE the Scoopers out of hunker Silence mode. So what if they turn around and attack? What do you think they have been doing?

  • “the future does not belong to those who offend islam.” security offends islamic terrorists.

  • bg


    tommy mc donnel #24 October 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    “The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and
    Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form
    of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction
    upon your existence”
    ~ Allen West


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  • Finncrisp

    How long has the clock been running on the Ft. Hood terrorist attack? It has been years, with the latest hold up is the terrorist’s facial hair.

    Moslem work place violence. pitiful…


    [The abandonment of Chris Stevens and the Benghazi Martyrs.]

    He was a “bump in the road”,
    Now a bump in the earth.
    While we join with his family in grief.
    He foresaw grievous danger,
    But petitioned in vain,
    To “THE WON” who could offer relief.

    His defiled remains now shout: “TRAITOR,
    As his life and his faith are besmirched,
    By appeasement, even tribute, to killers,
    Who laugh at his blood on their earth.
    May we find some small solace in learning
    Those harsh lessons now known from his death:

    If you’re under attack when Barak’s got your back,
    Then you know that you’ve breathed your last breath.

    See, “Obama Went to Bed While Consulate was Under Siege” at

  • aprilnovember811

    And what will this hearing do? They will lie, and nothing will be done. Obama shouldn’t have been permitted near our White House. Everything could have been prevented and wasn’t. Congress was warned about his questionable birthplace and ignored it.

  • Stella Baskomb

    “and were turned down by officials in Washington”

    OK, first release the names of these “officials in Washington”.

    Then hold an inquest to determine if these “officials in Washington” bear criminal responsibility for the death of Mr. Ivie.

    Perhaps the administration would entrust the role of defense attorney for the “officials in Washington” to Janet Napolitano.

  • JPeden

    “The State Department has declined to answer questions about whether extra security was sought by officials in Benghazi ahead of the Sept. 11 attack. Clinton did, however, discuss security on Sept. 18, when asked whether measures were appropriate.”

    “Lie, lie, lie, Clapper!”

    Request was made, but no “extra security” beyond none. Not listening to American Diplomats in Libya = no “intelligence” present thus not “actionable” [what else is new? plus more Progressive gibberish] = intentional malfeasance, gross dereliction of duty, impeachable/daily briefings?, + Cover-up way too obvious for MSM itself not to be implicated if they do not pursue it. Here’s hoping the issue leaks out to America’s populace, which might be occurring, now from AP?

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  • befuddled

    That’s Obama for you.He likes to appease from the hip,dole out billions in foreign”aid” and ask questions never.

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  • bg


    re: dba_vagabond_trader #14 – page 1 October 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    GWB is about the only American who hasn’t lied to US since 9/11.. 😥


  • bg


    re: owl #23 – page 1 October 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    September 14, 2012

    Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitch

    [However, Clinton’s attempt to distance the U.S. from “Innocence
    of Muslims” –and, by extension, its felonious producer –may be
    complicated by the revelation that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula
    became a government informant after his 2009 arrest for bank
    , The Smoking Gun has learned.]

    September 27, 2012

    Innocence of Muslims Film was Made by Terrorists

    [Court documents reveal that Nakoula Bacile Nakoula, producer of the
    movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh,
    my first cousin.

    Eiad is a Muslim terror supporter and is not an Egyptian Copt.


    Who ever made this film, claimed Jews funded him and that he was
    Copt. Obviously, this was intended to do harm to his real enemies —
    Israel and the Copts.


    The results of this entire Innocence of Muslims fiasco will not be the
    apprehension of terrorists, but the continual chipping away at our
    First-Amendment freedoms.

    Unfortunately, many Americans still practice self-blame. The film was
    made in the U.S., a nation that is not used to schemes like Muhammad
    Al Dura or what was shown in Pallywood.]



  • Fred

    Not sure who i hate more. Obama or his voters.

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  • xiphos

    Pelosi was on CNN and put the “lack of funding” label for the protection of our embassy at the feet of the republicans. What a filthy, lying piece of excrement.

  • arnonerik

    What a collection of fools Obama has in his Cabinet. Who is worse, Hillary, the one who got that 3:00 am call and said no to security requests, Holder the racist who arms murderers, Or Obama, the amatuer who hired and defends them.


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  • williaml

    Why our goverment did not act to help these people when help was asked shows that the WH does not care. Who ever turned down these people will have to live with the error they made. Lf they are knowen then they need replacement.